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Omaha First Friday: February 2015

First Friday is finally back for 2015! Below are listings of what we were able to round up for First Friday. If your exhibit or event isn’t listed here and/or on our calendar, feel free to submit the details yourself.

Another good resource to check out — one that we personally use — is Lincoln First Friday listings can be found here.

For maps of the galleries in the Old Market and of the melee going on in Benson, scroll all the way down to the bottom.


“FIBER” • “FLORABUNDA” • “Global Threads

1111 Jones Street
OFF reception: 6-9 p.m.

About FIBER (via Kaneko)

As a collective exhibition, FIBER provides a diverse and engaging sampling of the ways in which textiles and fiber art serve as a canvas for expressions of culture and the creative process. Throughout human history, fiber art and design has been imbued with social importance. Divined by both hand and heart, it has been instrumental in generating, supporting and challenging mankind’s wardrobe of social power. More info.


About FLORABUNDA (via Kaneko)

Florabunda is an exhibition that showcases bright designs of historically prominent fabric designers during the golden age of the Hawaiian shirt, exploring the artistic and cultural significance of this form of fabric design. In addition to the garments on display, this exhibition will also feature historic photographs and informative video to glean insight into the designers’ creative process, and production of the fabric and shirts themselves. The design and production of classic floral patterns and the composition of abundant Hawaiian foliage is at the heart of this exhibition. Composed of shirts from the 1950s through the 1980s, the collection highlights such designers as Alfred Shaheen, John Meigs, Elsie Das, and many more. More info.


About Global Threads (via Kaneko)

The Global Threads exhibition will consist of the works, collections and scholarship for several FIBER artists from around the globe, including Yoshiko Wada (Japan), Jessica Hemmings (Scotland), Mary Zicafoose (USA) and Susan Knight (USA). More info.Global_Threads


“Omaha Area K-12 Art Teachers”Artists Cooperative Gallery
405 S. 11th St.
OFF reception: 6-9 p.m.

About the exhibit (via Artists’ Cooperative Gallery)

In a special exhibit, members open the gallery to art teachers from the metropolitan area to display their own work, offering a chance to show visitors what teachers create outside their kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. More info.


“Into The Jungle” ft. works by George Garrett • Jewelry by Lisa Maciejewski

Old Market Artists Gallery
1034 Howard St.
OFF reception: 6-9 p.m.


“Metal En Motion” ft. works by Clark Pflanz

The Passageway Gallery
417 S. 11th Street
OFF reception: 6-9 p.m.


Photography by Martin Posner

The Tea Smith
1118 Howard St.
OFF reception: N/A


Works from over 17 artists + live music

1314 Jones St.
OFF reception: N/A


Multiple venues all along Maple Street in downtown Benson
Friday, February 6 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.


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Find a ton more info via the BFF event page.


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